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Triumph TR3 A '58

€ 51.950

Reference ch062L
Make Triumph
Model TR3 A '58
Type cabrio
Construction year 1958
KM 100003 miles
Cilinder displacement 1991
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive
Price € 51.950
  • Evergreen in classic car world
  • Recently restored entirely
  • Comes with some thirty maintenance bills
  • Unique in this paint colour

The Triumph TR3 is a genuine British roadster in its purest form: allure of an unpretentious superstar, charisma, and charm. Three aspects that are true to Triumph's craftsmanship. As the successor to the already gorgeous TR2, the TR3 was produced in two versions from 1955 to 1962. The performance-oriented power of the TR3 brought competition and rivalry to the Mercedes-Benz's 190SL, the Morgan Plus Four, and the Porsche 356, to name just three. Once the TR3 made its mark, there was no doubt: this British beast would capture hearts worldwide.

Rather than being a completely discontinuous new car, the TR3 was an evolution of the TR2. A completely new concept was not necessary, as the fact that we still know them under the famous label of ‘British roadster’ says enough. The TR3 brought better brakes simply because it delivered more power compared to its predecessor. By enlarging the carburettor, Triumph managed to make the TR3 ten percent more powerful. On the other hand, the front drum brakes were replaced with disc brakes, which had never been done on a British car.

As mentioned, the TR3 came in two versions, albeit informally. The first TR3 was introduced in 1955, aptly named ‘TR3a’. In 1962, the TR4 was internally announced being the successor. However, Triumph’s dealers were not ready for it. Triumph decided to initiate a transitional period by bringing a so-called ‘TR3b’. The TR3b offered more power and could be considered somewhat more modern. Just over 3,000 units were produced. The distinction between the TR3a and TR3b remained unofficial and almost nominal; in other words, it was never officially recognized by Triumph, but the market accepted the distinction.

TR3a

The TR3a is a term referring to the TR3 version after its first - albeit minor - update, which was sold from 1957 to 1962. The a-series introduces several minor modifications compared to the ‘first generation’ TR3. It features a wider grille, chrome door handles mounted on the exterior of the car, and a toolbox became the standard with the TR3a, as it initially came as an option.

Despite being an ‘unofficial’ distinction, enthusiasts acknowledge it, and so do we. It is just Triumph that never made any distinction. Just under 60,000 TR3a’s were sold.

TR3a models are still famous and highly coveted classic cars, making them a stable and secure classic car.

Technical information:

Body work

  • Length (cm): 384 (151 inch)
  • Width (cm): 141 (56 inch)
  • Height (cm): 127 (50 inch)
  • Wheelbase (cm): 224 (88 inch)
  • Weight (kg): 904 (1993 lbs)

Mechanics

  • Engine: 1991 cc straight-four front-engine
  • Valve gear: 8
  • Fuel system: 2 SU-carburettors
  • Gear box: 4-speed manual
  • Transmission: RWD
  • Left-steered
  • power: 100 hp (74 kW) at 5000 t/m
  • torque: 159 Nm at 5000 t/m
  • Top speed: 169 km/h (105 mph)

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